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Las Vegas woman puts human face on Obama's immigration plan
Las Vegas woman puts human face on Obama's immigration plan

When President Obama made his case to the nation Thursday for immigration reform, he told the story of a young woman from Nevada who has quietly won the hearts of the most powerful in Washington as the face of America’s immigrants. Astrid Silva, who was profiled in the Los Angeles Times in 2013, was brought to the United States illegally with her mother – pulled across the Rio Grande in a tire raft, wearing a frilly dress and patent leather shoes. She was 4 years old, clutching a Ken doll. The family lived in Las Vegas, where her father worked as a landscaper. She went to school, learned English and soared to the top of her class with hopes of becoming an architect....

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